We are almost through election season. This Sunday, we’ll be wrapping up Vote For Jesus, an ethical look at the platform statement God makes incarnate in Jesus Christ, with a sermon on Special Interest Groups. There are categories of people that Jesus prefers—and we’re only sometimes in a few of them. What are they? I’m not telling until Sunday. But I promise, it has nothing to do with political parties at all.
Starting October 30, we’ll begin a series called “Live Simply,” which is about discipleship. What does it mean, in a world filled with demands on time, talents, relationships, spirit and all the other aspects of life, to intentionally seek a simple (not simplistic) path? We’ll be following this series through the end of the liturgical year, which starts fresh with Advent.
Advent is a great time of year. The youth will once again be leading a Hanging of the Greens on November 27, and we’ll be anticipating and preparing for the arrival of Christ as a community through the season as always—but with a few new surprises and changes built in. Did you know Christmas Day is a Sunday this year? And therefore so is New Year’s Day? (Next year, Christmas Eve is a Sunday, which means we’ll have the Fourth Sunday of Advent in the morning and Christmas Eve that night!) But all in all, there’s not much left to 2016.
Thank God. Whoops, getting back into talking about the election again. I should definitely stop it. I tell you what, I’ll keep working on that, and let’s all just breathe. I look forward to seeing you Sunday.